Thursday, December 13, 2018
How to Stay Mindful and Have a Great Christmas
Focus on Others
One of most important things to remember at Christmas time is that you’re not in this alone. Whilst you may be the most organised in the household, or you may have a vision of what and how you want things to happen, you’re not a superhero and it’s okay to ask for a little help from those around you. Focus on getting your partner, children or other family members to help you out, even if it’s something as simple as counting the stamps to make sure you have enough for your Christmas cards! By getting your family involved with the preparation process, you can create memories together whilst actually getting things done, which won’t just free up your time, but will also ease your mind.
Start as You Mean to Go On
Whether you’re hosting Christmas at your house, or you’re planning on going to a family member until the early hours of the morning, the one thing you’re going to want is a neat and tidy home. Preparing your home for Christmas day is a challenge, making sure you have plenty of seating for the guests and putting any fragile items out of reach of little children, but if you start by ensuring your home is clean and ready, you’ll find it much easier to handle on the day itself. Similarly, if you’re going to a relative’s house for Christmas, you want to know that you have a cosy and welcoming home to come back to, without having to worry about any tidying or cleaning after a lovely relaxing Christmas. For those in need of some extra seating for the dining room, you’ll find that places like Furniture Plus Online have some great savings on their dining chairs, or similarly, you can find some great cleaning products on Amazon to help you prepare your home properly.
Monitor Social Media
We’re all guilty of obsessing over Instagram posts and Face book check-ins over the Christmas period. Seeing what all of our ‘friends’ are getting up too and comparing their experiences to our own, but there’s no need to be doing that over the festive period. Christmas is a time to enjoy family and traditions, no matter what they may be. Everyone celebrates in different ways and if you’re stuck to your iPhone watching other people’s stories, you’ll be missing out on opportunities to make great memories of your own. Try to monitor how much time you’re spending on social media across the Christmas period, it wont just help you focus on the big day, but it will also be a good break too!
Getting caught up in the whirlwind of Christmas can often leave you feeling deflated and tired, especially when you’re trying to balance everything on your own. It’s important to remember at Christmas time that you deserve a treat. Now is the time to treat yourself, after hours of constant work to ensure everyone around you has a fabulous time! Take a seat and put your feet up with your favourite glass of wine at least once over the festive period. It’ll make you feel a million times better!